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SFN chief John Wesley & Minister Carolyn Bennett sign the 79-acre land claim settlement on Tuesday in Nanaimo.
SFN chief John Wesley & Minister Carolyn Bennett sign the 79-acre land claim settlement on Tuesday in Nanaimo. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Snuneymuxw, feds talk additional land for band at settlement signing

By Ian Holmes
October 11, 2017 - 9:29am Updated: October 11, 2017 - 11:20am

NANAIMO — Snuneymuxw First Nation hopes a historic settlement with the federal government is the first step towards more room to house members of the land-starved band.

Nanaimo Airport's president says they're actively looking at ways to offer more direct flights south of the border.
Nanaimo Airport's president says they're actively looking at ways to offer more direct flights south of the border. The Canadian Press

New Vancouver flight first step for more destinations at Nanaimo Airport

By Spencer Sterritt
October 10, 2017 - 5:29pm

NANAIMO — The Nanaimo Airport says a new daily flight to Vancouver is another step towards offering flights to sunny destinations such as Mexico.

Starting Dec. 14, WestJet will offer one mid-day flight to Vancouver, which will only take 15 minutes.

Provincial funds have been committed to fix the Morden Mine headframe (left) and tipple (platform on right).
Provincial funds have been committed to fix the Morden Mine headframe (left) and tipple (platform on right). Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Provincial support revives hope in saving Morden Mine

By Ian Holmes
October 7, 2017 - 9:01pm Updated: October 9, 2017 - 9:02am

NANAIMO — There's a glimmer of hope in restoring an iconic coal mining structure south of Nanaimo.

The provincial government has announced $25,000 to conserve a 74-foot high mine shaft structure at Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park located off Morden Rd.

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